Embossed Christmas Tags
1. Fold a sheet of watercolor paper in half. Place second largest banner die on top of paper so top of die extends slightly past fold. Run through diecutting machine to create a folded banner tag. Repeat to make two more tags.
2. Use white ink to stamp main image onto front of each tag. Cover stamped images with white embossing powder and heat-emboss.
3. Use white ink to stamp a sentiment onto each tag; cover words with platinum embossing powder and heat-emboss.
4. Spritz white embossed images with water and add Distress Stains as desired. Begin by adding one color; let it run and dry slightly. Add another color. Spritz additional water as needed. The white embossed images will resist the stains allowing those images to stand out.
5. Punch a hole through top of each tag; tie ribbons onto tags.
6. Embellish tags with rhinestones as desired. •
1. Die-cut a tag from patterned paper. 2. Die-cut forest border from white cardstock.
3. Place die-cut border piece on cutting pad and then place tag die on top of desired location on border; run through die-cutting machine to create a forest border tag piece.
4. Stamp sentiment onto forest border tag piece using red ink; adhere to tag.
5. Stamp mouse image onto watercolor paper with black ink; color and cut out. Adhere to tag with foam squares.
6. Use pen to write name on eyelet label; let ink dry completely.
7. Stack name label on top of tag aligning holes. Beginning from back, thread tassel end through holes and thread opposite end of tassel through formed loop; pull gently to secure.
Repeat steps 1–7 for second tag.
1. Using heavy-duty shears, cut metal sheet to 6 x 15 inches.
2. Starting at one end of red mat board piece, attach adhesive sheet to white side of mat board. Peel off liner paper and place metal sheet on top of mat board. Note: It’s okay if there are small wrinkles; they will be smoothed out when piece is embossed.
3. With metal side facing die, cut two toolbox sides and one toolbox main body from metal/mat board piece.
4. To die-cut handle, turn mat board over so red side is facing handle die and cut two pieces.
5. Place toolbox main body piece in embossing folder and run through one side of die-cutting machine using multipurpose platform and referring to manufacturer’s instructions. Note: Since mat board is thick, use multipurpose platform with no tabs to emboss.
1. Stamp the following onto cardstock: wreath with green ink, bow with red ink, banner with black ink, two sets of berries with purple ink and two sets of berries with red ink. Stamp sentiment onto banner with purple ink.
2. Use coordinating dies to cut out stamped images. 3. Die-cut circle tag from cardstock.
4. Use foam tape to adhere wreath to tag. Adhere bow, banner and berries to wreath.
Tie twine onto tag as a hanger.